Say You're One of Them Test | Final Test - Medium

Uwem Akpan
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the soldier carry onto the bus?
(a) A set of golf clubs.
(b) A dog.
(c) A machete.
(d) A Bible.

2. What had a girl named Hadiya told Selam at school one day?
(a) Hamburger is pork.
(b) She should join the choir.
(c) A certain boy liked her.
(d) She could tutor her.

3. One day, the narrator's parents inform her that she can no longer spend time with whom?
(a) Yewa.
(b) Farah.
(c) Selam.
(d) Hadiya.

4. Why is Jubril uncomfortable around the women on the bus?
(a) They flirt with him.
(b) They are in Western clothes.
(c) They wear too much perfume.
(d) They wear too much makeup.

5. Who says, "Best friends don't quarrel" when Selam begins to cry?
(a) The narrator's father.
(b) Selam.
(c) Hadiya.
(d) The narrator.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the chief drop into Jubril's lap?

2. Whom does Jubril ask to come on the bus to settle the matter about his seat?

3. What place does the narrator have in her family?

4. Jubril was baptized into which religion?

5. What is the narrator looking for at Selam's apartment building?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the narrator and Selam no longer allowed to play together?

2. How do the narrator and Selam find a way to communicate with each other when they are not allowed to play together?

3. What is notable about the story "What Language is That?"

4. Why are the passengers on the bus infused with a sense of urgency?

5. What does the narrator do during the days after being restricted from playing with Selam?

6. How does Jubril disguise his being a Muslim while on the bus?

7. Who is Jubril and why must he disguise his religious identity aboard a bus headed out of the city?i

8. What ban by the Nigerian government takes place just prior to the opening of the story, "Luxurious Hearses"?

9. What is at the base of all the trivial conflicts in the story?

10. What is the unifying thread of the conflicts in the story?

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